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In her first collection of poems, Abigail Cloud draws inspiration from nineteenth-century European Romantic ballets, which often portrayed scorned females as mystical spirits such as sylphs, shades, and wilis. Some of these creatures seduced men into dancing until they died -- punishment for inconstancy or lured them into love. For Cloud, the dark gravity that holds these ...more
Paperback, 71 pages
Published April 7th 2014 by Louisiana State University Press
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This was selected by Dana Levin as the winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize. It doesn't disappoint. While I admit I'm not an avid reader of poetry, I have never read poems with such innovative, intriguing topics as these. Ethereal and earthy at the same time, the series of poems set in an asylum were for me the most inventive and powerful. I reread about a dozen times "Letter to a Suicidal Man." This is just one stanza:

Once there was a man who went
into a mine and he was heavy
and stay
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